Detroit People Mover service back after bag probed

The Detroit News

Service on the Detroit People Mover system has been restored after officials investigated a possible suspicious package.

Police had requested that service be temporarily halted Wednesday afternoon as the item was examined, a representative for the system said. The item was found between the Bricktown stop and Renaissance Center, the representative said.

The public transit line with 2.9 miles of track connects travelers to downtown destinations.

Police were called to East Larned and Beaubien at about 4:10 p.m. for a report of a suspicious bundle, said Officer Dan Donakowski.

“It was determined that it was nothing more than a blue nylon bag with personal property in it,” he said.

By 5:20 p.m., the system was cleared to resume service.

“DPM is back in service, trains have resumed operation,” officials tweeted. “Thanks for your patience!”